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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and...

Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.

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Lovely visit

Had a lovely afternoon at the Harbour, really pleasant watching the world go by, having a coffee and taking in the sights in the lovely sunshine

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely afternoon at the Harbour, really pleasant watching the world go by, having a coffee and taking in the sights in the lovely sunshine

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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing better than a pleasant safe location, enjoy the street entertaining people and the special event, having coffee, ice-cream and sometimes a beautiful dinner

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Brisbane, Australia
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129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I prefer The Rocks or Circular Quay in terms of atmosphere but there's certainly plenty to see in Darling Harbour and walking across the Pyrmont Bridge gives you great photo ops on a sunny day.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All sorts of nautical crafts and vessels welcome you in Darling Harbour. We approached from Pyrmont Bay Park and were greeted by a full working replica of Captain Cook's Endeavour, the Maritime museum, a lighthouse and a submarine. Once you've found your sea legs, you can settle your stomach at the many bars and restaurants found before and after navigating... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being at Darling Harbor was a highlight of our trip to Australia. We dined at an outdoor cafe, had a sidewalk, gelato and strolled up and down the harbor people watching and checking out the boats. This was all in full view of the Sydney harbor bridge and the Opera house. We sent camera phone photos to those at home... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful,informative and interactive displays. Many give you the feeling of being immersed in the ocean, surrounded by sea creatures. Don' t miss the penguins and take a video if you can. They are hilarious to watch.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Darling Harbour is filled with yet more shops and more eateries. Watch out for events and festivals to sample some free live entertainment.

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Thank The Yum L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit when in Sydney, lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a great buzz about. Darling Harbour is a lovely spot to hang out.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice restaurants inc fast foods- views include navy ships sometimes- hire a yacht- go to a giant cinema- street entertainers were enjoyable and the skyline was awesome.

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day at Darling Harbour, enjoying very good food, shopping, strolling and the Maritime Museum. We didn't have time this visit for the Acquarium, but will do next time. Darling Harbour is easily accessible from Central Station by Light Rail (large red L marks Light Rail stops). Alight at either Convention or Exhibition stops.

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s. Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
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